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(a) In accordance with AS 29.05.011 , a community must demonstrate a reasonable need for city government. In this regard, the commission may consider relevant factors, including
(1) existing or reasonably anticipated social or economic conditions;
(2) existing or reasonably anticipated health, safety and general welfare conditions;
(3) existing or reasonably anticipated economic development; and
(4) adequacy of existing services.
(b) In accordance with AS 29.05.021 , a community may not incorporate as a city if essential city services can be provided more efficiently or more effectively by annexation to an existing city, or can be provided more efficiently or more effectively by an existing organized borough on an areawide basis or non-areawide basis, or through an existing borough service area.
History: Eff. 7/31/92, Register 123; am 5/19/2002, Register 162
Authority: AS 29.05.011
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